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Why are there no SB laptops w/ integrated graphics?

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January 31, 2011 7:19:37 AM

I really don't understand this. If Sandybridge's biggest achievement is the integrated graphics in the chip, then why don't laptops offer integrated graphics with them? They can apparently compete with lower-end discreet cards, and are tremendously superior in efficiency. Who else would love a casual-gaming laptop with awesome battery life for ~$600?
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January 31, 2011 7:29:53 AM

stingstang said:
I really don't understand this. If Sandybridge's biggest achievement is the integrated graphics in the chip, then why don't laptops offer integrated graphics with them? They can apparently compete with lower-end discreet cards, and are tremendously superior in efficiency. Who else would love a casual-gaming laptop with awesome battery life for ~$600?
I've seen two Sandy Bridge notebooks on Newegg with integrated graphics.
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January 31, 2011 9:16:19 AM

If you really want all the details read this:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/the-sandy-bridge-rev...

It's an awesome CPU, but for laptops it comes down to price vs performance. Also, the Sandybridge is still quite new. I'm assuming that for the laptop dual-core Sandybridge CPU's with the on-die GPU will be very common by Christmas 2011.
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January 31, 2011 11:25:41 AM

what im wondering more so is why laptop manufacturers are still using rubbish Nvidia video chips - they STILL have issues with there newer chips (GT3xx/GT2xx etc) - id be bold enough to say ATLEAST 50% of all laptop's eventual deaths are because of Nvidia
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January 31, 2011 1:51:04 PM

It's just going to take a little while for them to hit the market. There should be a few out if you really look, although I haven't found any yet. But yeah I've never owned a laptop and I'd like to get a cheap one, like a 13.3" SB with the HD3000 graphics.
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January 31, 2011 6:56:29 PM

wolfram23 said:
It's just going to take a little while for them to hit the market. There should be a few out if you really look, although I haven't found any yet. But yeah I've never owned a laptop and I'd like to get a cheap one, like a 13.3" SB with the HD3000 graphics.

I've already seen two Sandy Bridge notebooks on Newegg with integrated graphics.
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January 31, 2011 7:16:26 PM

Tom's just did an article on the new gaming laptops with 69xx series cards.I would rather save money and get a full desktop then spend 2k for a gaming laptop that has reduced performance on the GPU.The 6970M is like half the speed of the normal 6970.
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January 31, 2011 7:39:04 PM

Crashman said:
I've already seen two Sandy Bridge notebooks on Newegg with integrated graphics.


Well it might be a different story in America, but in Canada there's none.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=EN...
There's exactly 2 Levnovo with SB i7s, both have AMD mobility. There are no i5 SB laptops.

This is the only one at Memory Express, i7 SB with a 540M. No i5 SB.
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX31862(ME).aspx

Hard to tell but I don't see any SB
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?minorcatid=1322

So... anyway, the point I'm trying to make is they're very rare even if you do manage to find one.
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February 7, 2011 12:26:45 AM

wolfram23 said:
Well it might be a different story in America, but in Canada there's none.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=EN...
There's exactly 2 Levnovo with SB i7s, both have AMD mobility. There are no i5 SB laptops.

This is the only one at Memory Express, i7 SB with a 540M. No i5 SB.
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX31862(ME).aspx

Hard to tell but I don't see any SB
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?minorcatid=1322

So... anyway, the point I'm trying to make is they're very rare even if you do manage to find one.
They've been recalled :) 
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